Founders

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Founder & CEO

Dr. Zarik Boghossian

Dr. Zarik Boghossian is a passionate and accomplished technology entrepreneur and serial innovator with over 30 years of experience designing and developing advanced technologies and innovative solutions, including aerospace systems. Zarik lives Life unconditionally, and treats people as human beings and achieves loyalty, respect, and results.

Zarik was responsible for the development of the mission-critical Electric Power System Flight Software for the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. This system was successfully launched by NASA, and has successfully been orbiting the earth for the past decade.

As the Head of Technology and Professional Services at Integrien, Zarik worked closely with other executives and investors at Clearstone Ventures to create an attractive enterprise-level software solution that was successfully acquired by VMware Inc. in 2010.

Later in his career, Zarik has been extremely active as an investor and an entrepreneur to create startups in forward-looking markets such as Augmented Reality, On-Demand Services industry, Social Networking and Collaboration industry, and Solar Energy industry. Zarik also helps and mentors young entrepreneurs as a Board member and advisor.

Zarik founded Zema Enterprises, Inc. with one purpose in mind, to create technology solutions in web and mobile applications that have meaning and potential to change the world.

As the Co-Founder and CTO of Wovenmedia, Zarik led the design and development of a Digital Media Solution that is currently being used by one of the largest retailers in the world.

AUGmentecture, a company Zarik founded in 2014 and currently leads as CEO, is an augmented reality platform designed specifically for architecture and Building Information Modeling. AUGmentecture's augmented reality solution is a powerful and easy-to-use visualization tool that fits perfectly into the architectural design and construction workflow and creates significant time and cost benefits for the industry.

AUGmentecture is building up traction across the globe and on all continents, and is witnessing significant interest and adoption from architectural firms and construction associations.

As a Professor at Pepperdine University in California and a public speaker, Zarik has been teaching and mentoring MBA and undergraduate Business School students in Entrepreneurship, International Management, Venture Initiation, and Operations courses.

On July 23, 2015, at the age of 55 and accompanied by his 18-year-old son, Zarik realized a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Ararat, a National Treasure for all Armenians, reaching the peak at 16,854’ at 0630 local time.

Zarik holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Texas, a MBA from Pepperdine University in Business Management , and a Doctorate with Highest Honors from Pepperdine University specializing in Organizational Development and Leadership. Zarik’ s thesis is published, and is titled, "An Investigation Into The Critical Success Factors of Software Development Process, Time, and Quality."

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Founder & COO

Alen Malekian, AIA, NCARB

Alen Malekian, an Architect, entrepreneur and founder of Malekian and Associates, has been successfully providing design and production services throughout California since 1997.

Alen has earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture and minor in Business and Administration degree in 1992. As a licensed Architect in State of California and found of Malekian and Associates, has over thirty years of architectural design experience has allowed him to be involved with thousands of projects vaulting well over Billion dollars.

Founder and COO of AUGmentecture, a company Alen Malekian founded in 2014 and currently involved, is an augmented reality platform designed for architecture and engineering industry. The ability of utilizing technology of BIM and transforming to augmented reality was the basis of developing AUGmentecture. AUGmentecture's augmented reality solution is a powerful and easy-to-use visualization tool that fits perfectly into the architectural design and construction workflow and creates significant time and cost benefits for the industry

Alens’ ability of providing meticulous attention to design and detail as well as innovative approach to his projects has been the key to his success. His pioneering approach to solving problems in the design industry is what led him to AUGmentecture.

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